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MSNBC
Sep 5, 2010 7:30am EDT
a concert. >> peter shapiro and business partner charlie ryan used to own a new york club called wetlands. that experience came in handy when deciding to turn their bowling alley into a concert venue. >> we wanted live music and bowling. the idea that you could do this in one space is something no one has tried before. >> while most customers are there to bowl, integrating the music has presented a unique challenge. the trick has been to showcase acts that will attract a variety of crowds. >> something on wednesday for, you know, a hip-hop show. thursday, we'll do a jam band thing. friday, it will be more electronic or funk or soul. and you mix it up. >> that's the cumbersome part, difficult part. you have to promote every night differently because it's going to draw different people. >> despite their successful track record, there were concerns about the pair's plan. friends and family had their doubts, especially since they were opening their doors in the middle of a recession. >> when we first told them the idea, they're like that's not going to work. you can't have bowling and music a
MSNBC
Sep 11, 2010 5:30am EDT
pioneers. >> it felt like the wild west. and it made us feel like pioneers rebuilding something from the ground up.od >> when everybody was fleeing the city and businesses were closing left and right and the news was piling on about who was leaving town next? i said, you know, i'm going to do something right. this is an opportunity for me to take a mble, but for me to do something i believe in. >> and today while other cities are struggling to stay afloat during this tough economy, new orleans has been growing thank to a lo cost of living, generous tax credits, and a rich culture. y >> you can start a business here for 30% to 40% less than new york or san francisco. so why offshore to bangalore when you can offshore to new orleans? you can come here and do it better and do it cheaper and do it with me enthusiastic people than almost anywhere else in the country. >> there are somepretty exciting digital media and film-relatede tax credits that are available. and the tax credits are second to none. >> louisiana's now number three in the united states in terms of film production behind
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